Tractors: How to photograph tractors with examples


Since I live in a rural area of New Hampshire, close to Vermont, tractors are common subject for me to find and photograph.  Is there a right way and a wrong way to photograph tractors?  Of course not.  Like anything related to creative arts, its up to the artist to choose how they want to portray the subject of tractors.

Examples of Tractor Photographs

Here are some examples from my portfolio of vintage tractors available for purchase as prints, framed and mated art, canvas prints, acrylic prints and more via – edward-fielding.pixels.com

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This square cropped shot of a tractor in a field gives just enough information about the scene to understand its in a field at the edge of a forest.

Photography Prints

This old photograph of the old retired tractor in the shed takes a traditional Ansel Adams type approach with long dynamic range and deep depth of field. While not f64 view camera type of depth of field, this shot was taken on a very sturdy tripod with a very small aperture to capture all of the detail of the scene in crisp resolution. The viewer is left to admire the fine details and all of the beautiful texture and junk around the scene. The subject is place dead center allowing the view to gaze into the middle of the symmetrical drivers seat and wheel of the tractor.

Photography Prints

In contrast to the previous tractor photograph, this one uses a shallow depth of field to blur out the busy background. Notice too that main focal point, the weather and rusty grill on the tractor is composed off center to add interest.

Art Prints

This sunset photograph of an old John Deere tractor in a hay field uses a wide angle lens to distort the large tire nearest to the lens and add depth to the scene with the dairy barn in the background.

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A foggy morning and soft muted colors set the mood in this tractor photograph taken in Lyme, New Hampshire.

More Vintage Tractors

To see more examples of tractor photographs, follow this link: More Examples of Vintage Tractor Photographs – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/vintage+tractors